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embarrassing phone hoax. a woman is sued for complaining about her contractor online. is that really fair? plus anderson cooper talks about being blinded by the light. a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. seconds. >> this would cross a red line and those responsible would be held to account. >> pressure grows to stop the syrian regime. >> credible new concerns about the use of chemical weapons by syrian forces. >> if that gas discharged it will only take one minute to kill tens of thousands of people. >> i would not put it past assad to use this weapon. that's the kind of regime he has been leading. >> where are they taking you, john? >> to jail. >> under arrest in guatemala for entering the country illegally. >> police would like to question him in belize after his neighbor found dead. >> is your administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> absolutely.
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>> negotiations are still up in the air. most lawmakers have gone home for the long weekend. >> i'll be here and i'll be available at any moment to sit down with the president to get serious about solving this problem. duchess of cambridge has left hospital. she was being treated for severe morning sickness. how are you feeling this morning, kate? >> as of today, possession of small amounts of marijuana become legal in the state of washington. >> it feels so good. nominees for the grammy awards, top contenders include kanye west and jay-z. kobe bryant, the greatest player in the history of the los angeles lakers. >> all that -- >> are you ready for your mistake, costas? >> can eating while driving be distracting? >> no! >> and all that matters. >> former senator simpson is bringing his message to a new generation. >> gangnam style. >> on "cbs this morning."
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>> boo boo a star earning a spot on barbara walters 2012 list of most fascinating people. >> then barbara said i can't do this [ bleep ] anymore and retired. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." crisis in syria may be deepening, but there are also signs of a potential breakthrough. sources tell cbs news the united states has detected signs that syria's government is preparing chemical weapons for possible use. >> secretary of state clinton is holding an unscheduled meeting in ireland with the special envoy to syria. it is a sign that russia may be switching sides to put pressure on syria to stop the fighting. margaret brennan is in dublin covering those talks. good morning, margaret. do you think this is a sign of a diplomatic breakthrough? >> reporter: norah, it's a sign of a possible diplomatic
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breakthrough. u.n. envoy to syria is flying here to dublin for this last-minute meeting with secretary of state hillary clinton and the russian foreign minister. it may signal that russia is finally willing to take u.n. action to send a message to bashar al assad to stop the killing. russia one of syria's few remaining allies and so far have agreed to any interactions to stop the killing of thousands of people. >> charlie rose here. the reporting that they're mixing the ingredients for chemical weapons influence what the russians may be doing? >> reporter: the russian foreign minister says that the outside russian government -- syrian government assures them that they are rumors. russia wants to be part of what comes next. if clinton can get russia to
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support at the u.n. security council, they could have sanctions that would cut seary off from any outside support. >> where does the violence stand? >> reporter: charlie we're told that rebels surround the city of damascus which has been an as assad stronghold. bashar al assad is increasingly threatened and could use chemical weapons to hold on to power. she told cbs news that the russians are refusing to give assad asylum. cbs has also learned that the u.s. tends to recognize syrian opposition as the representatives of the syrian people next week. that could start to pave the way for them to create a new government. >> very interesting. margaret brennan, thank you for that. in washington this morning, there are just 26 days left before the fiscal cliff
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deadline. president obama spoke on the phone with house speaker john boehner on wednesday while his treasury secretary said the white house is, in fact, ready to go straight over the fiscal cliff. major garrett is at the white house. major, gd morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. the president will cross over the potomac into northern virginia to meet with a family who says their taxes don't go up, they'll be happier and spend more money. that's the pr side of this. much more important, the context of the deal, keet players yesterday picked up the phone. phone call relatively brief and substantive. details remain elusive. it was shorter, sources say, to last week's 28-minute conversation described them as curt, direct and frank. no one familiar with this call used such barbed words. it also occurred before treasury secretary tim geithner laid down this harsh fiscal cliff marker. >> is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> oh, absolutely.
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again, there's no prospect to an agreement that doesn't involve those rates going up on the top 2% of the wealthiest americans. remember, it's only 2%. >> reporter: that danger not enough to keep congress in session. it's already quit for the week as most lawmakers assume correctly, they are not players until there's a deal. president obama, in a meeting with some of the country's largest corporations demand that congress raise the debt ceiling without any strings attached. >> if congress in any way suggests that they're going to tie negotiations to debt ceiling votes and take us to the brink of default once again as part of a budget negotiation, i will not play that game. because we've got to break that habit before it starts. >> reporter: the president sees the fiscal cliff showdown as an opportunity to break that linkage for good. republicans say they will not increase the debt ceiling now $16 trillion and due to expire in february without more deficit reduction. >> history shows that the only
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major deficit cutting deals we ever do around here ever comes after debates over the debt ceiling. it may be a good idea if you don't care about the debt, but it's a nonstarter for those of us who do. >> reporter: public opinion generally is on the president's side. house republicans are not paralyzed or powerless. in fact, they're more unifyied behind speaker boehner than they were on the debt crisis a year ago. why does this matter? the white house is noticing if there is a deal boehner can find the votes to pass it. >> thanks. we want to give you an idea of what's really at stake here. rebecca jarvis has a lock at how the government spends money and how it could spend less. rebecca, good morning. >> good morning. >> it comes up in terms of the money we're talking about in raising rates. how much is it that the republicans are objecting to? >> if you lock at that $250,000 number, if you were to raise taxes on everybody making $250,000 or more in this country, that would raise about
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$700 billion in revenue over the next ten years. that's a drop in the bucket compared to our $16 trillion debt, trillion dollar deficit. what a lot of people are saying and arguing when they look at this situation is if you're really going to be serious about deficit reduction it can't just be about taxes. it has to be about spending cuts, too. >> on that point of spending it's always important to remember where do we spend money in the federal budget? you put together to remind us where we spend the most of the money. >> the bulk of our money is going to entitlement programs like social security medicare medicaid medicaid. that's mandatory spending that's been budgeted based off what we spend on our taxes. the bulk of it is going there. 20% is going to defense. discretionary spending is 13% and 7% the interest we are paying on our debt. that's also mandatory and we have to make good on our debt. >> which is why anybody serious about the debt says you have to look at entitlements based on that. where are the areas for
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compromise? >> so when you look at where they're talking about cutting spending, it's in the discretionary category. $600 billion in dissectionry spending is what's on the table right now. you start looking at social security and medicare, one of the ideas for compromise that's been on the table is increasing that age. the availability begins at 65. if you were to increase it to 67 about $250 billion in savings. also if you look at medicare cost sharing -- this is from the provider. if you go back to the providers who provide medicare and say to them we need you to come around and provide, pony up a little bit of the money, you can save $353 billion. also, social security. right now there's a cost of living increase built into social security. a lot of economists say that's way out of reach from where we actually are seeing the increases in costs of living. if you were to reduce that a bit
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you could save. >> these are all over ten years? >> all over ten years. what they're looking for, what businesses would like to hear, what jamie dimon would like to hear what simpson bowles would like to hear is $4 trillion in reductions over the next 10 years. >> rebecca jarvis thank you. and prince william's wife is outside of the hospital after treatment for severe morning sickness. mark phillips joins us from london. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. they were telling us that this hospitalization would last a few days and that's exactly what it turned out to be. they paused briefly outside the entrance of the hospital this morning as they left. neither she nor william would make any comments as she left. the couple's plans are unclear
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at this stage, but it's thought the royal mother-to-be will be resting in private and not making public appearances for a while. how she continues to feel after this bout of severe morning sickness will determine how public or private this pregnancy will be. it certainly was public to start. but for the past day, this story has also been about more than the pregnancy. especially since the broadcast of a prank call put into the hospital by an australian radio station. >> hello. i'm just after my granddaughter, kate. >> the fake royal accent of the comedian imperson ating the queen was funny enough. when a nurse then provided an update on the kate's condition, the hospital administration was decidedly unamused. >> obviously, what the australian broadcasters did may well have broken the law. on the other hand they've apologized for it. we'll have a long and careful think about what, if anything, we do. >> reporter: the station said it
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was the easiest prank call it had ever made. >> when is a good time to come and visit her, because i'm the queen, so i need a lift down there. >> i would suggest that any time after 9:00 would be suitable. >> reporter: a nurse what she's supposed to do when someone calls up saying she's the queen is ask for proof. what started as a story about a difficult beginning to a pregnancy became more than that. it became one about patient confidentiality and about humor and about bad accents. >> thank you, mark phillips. in egypt this morning, army tanks are protecting the presidential palace as president mohamed morsi prepares to speak to the nation tonight. at least five people were killed overnight and hundreds wounded as the proponents of morsei fought outside the palace gates. holly williams is there. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. egypt's political strife has now spiraled into violence across the country, including a deadly
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confrontation in cairo last night. supporters and proponents of mohamed morsi battle to control the streets of the presidential palace, fighting with sticks and stones. some people were carrying guns. other people threw molotov cocktails. six people were killed. president morsi's supporters are still camped out on the streets and his opponents are planning more protests later on today. we are just now hearing from the military's elite republican guard. they are ordering all protests off the streets near the palace. and the deadline is less than an hour from now. president morsi's critics are angry about sweeping new powers he gave himself two weeks ago as well as a constitution that's to be put to a referendum, a vote in less than ten days time. he is a dictator in all but name, they say, and the constitution represents his islamist views but fails to protect some basic rights and freedoms. the president's supporters, meanwhile, accuse the opposition of trying to derail egypt's democratic transition. president morsi says he wants to
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negotiate, but is determined to push ahead with the referendum. in the midst of this crisis he is due to address the nation later on today. charlie and norah? >> holly williams, thank you. winds of change are blowing through washington state this morning. you might say they smell a little funny. a new law is now in effect first of its kind in the u.s. allowing adults to own marijuana for nonmedical use. john blackstone reports from seattle that supporters wasted no time celebrating. >> three two, one! >> reporter: at the stroke of midnight, there were cheers in seattle as marijuana officially became legal in washington state. an impromptu celebration was held appropriately enough at the space needle a seattle high point. did you ever think you would see this day? >> i certainly did not. i did not. kind of glad it's here now. >> reporter: the air was filled with the scent of victory. for those who campaigned for this night.
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although that itself is stretching the new law. it is not legal to use marijuana in public just like alcohol. and while it is now legal for those 21 and over to buy marijuana, it is not yet legal to sell it. the state still has to write rules for licensing marijuana retailers. >> this is the beginning -- >> reporter: washington voters passed the law partly because of the efforts of one well traveled resident of the state. >> i'm rick steves. >> reporter: who has hosted his travel television show was the proponent for legal marijuana. >> i spent my adult life in europe hanging out with people who think it's wacky to be locking up people for smoking pot. >> reporter: in a show from amsterdam, steves gave a preview of what soon could be coming to cities and towns in washington. >> throughout netherlands, bars selling marijuana are called coffee shops. they have over 300.
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>> reporter: he says america should not fear. >> consumption is not going to go up a lot. by every statistic, our government and dutch government americans smoke more pot than the dutch and they have the most liberal laws on pot. >> all we've achieved by prohibition is to fill our jails and to make drug dealers quite rich. >> reporter: he says legal marijuana, even with high taxes, will be cheaper than illegal marijuana. >> you want to put the drug dealers out of business? >> absolutely. >> reporter: now that marijuana is legal here in washington the state will start collecting taxes on it. they hope to raise some $500 million a year. but there is one catch. marijuana remains illegal under federal law. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone, seattle. >> times are changing. >> times are changing. that really is the rub, is what the justice department is going to do. it's still a federal crime. now marijuana is legal for
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recreational use in washington and colorado state. >> it will be interesting to see how many states put it on now for a vote. >> exactly. time to show you some of this morning's headlines according to the "new york times," british researchers say patients using a powerful breast cancer drug should use it for twice as long. tamoxifen patients who took it for ten years instead of five can dramatically reduce the chances of their cancer coming back. until now, doctors have told patient not to use the drug for more than five years because it was not worth it. apple stock fell 6% on wednesday according to wall the street journal. some analysts predict it will keep falling.
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♪ tonight ♪ the grammy nominations are out, and the awards are going much younger this year. new artists like indy trio fun and r&b star frank ocean took most of the nominations in the big categories. this morning we'll >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning. 7:26 on your thursday. i'm frank mallicoat. get you caught up with some bay area headlines now. a deadly hit-and-run under investigation in east san jose. police want help in finding a dark colored van or suv that fatally struck a pedestrian at south white and quimby last night. a drive who failed to stop
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for san francisco police slammed into a fire hydrant in aing about on folsom an essex streets this morning. the crash and some gushing water blocked the intersection for hours. they got the hydrant fix but still some issues out there. a new dispute over prices are keeping crab boats in the harbor in the bay. they were getting $3 a pound but demand dropped and fish brokers want to cut the price down to $1.80. so some issues there. got your traffic and weather, sunshine on the way, coming up right after the break.
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good morning. brake lights at the peninsula northbound 280 at 92 getting word of an accident in lanes south of there through san jose northbound loaded up as well 101. >> starting out with low clouds
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congress not to limit government but to stop it. the reason we were so successful is we effectively pissed off everybody in america. >> congratulations, sir. >> kudos. kudos to you. >> you got to love senator simpson. >> no one in political life funnier than alan simpson. >> so funny. did you see this clip of him doing gangnam style. watch this. ♪ gangnam style in a jail questioned about a murder case. bob has the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. police in belize call john
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>> reporter: mcafee, who is no longer connected to the software company that bears his name is no longer charged in belize. right now in a guatemalan jail asking for political asylum. >> interesting about cell phones. all being tracted. >> that's how they found him. this story if you've ever complained online about a business, you may think twice about it. suing after criticizing on a website. the bad reviews could cost her big money. >> reporter: outside fairfax county court wednesday a lawyer for jane perez flipped through pictures allegedly showing botched home repairs. >> windows, work that was not properly done. >> reporter: the photos include door hinges trash allegedly left behind and what are said to be strands of hair in a refinished floor. >> i think we presented evidence sufficient to establish that the work was not completed, that he
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charged for work that had not been done and that the workmanship was very poor. >> reporter: perez hired christopher deitz, a former high school classmate in 2011 to do cosmetic work on her townhouse. unhappy with the rates, gave him a f on a consumer review website. on yelp accused him of damages her home billing her for work he didn't do and suggesting he stole jewelry. she sended her scathing review with this advice bottom line do not put yourself with a nightmare of this contractor. he fired back with a lawsuit for defamation. >> no question i did 150% professional job in her house. >> reporter: he says perez' claims are lies. lies that cost him $300,000 in lost business. >> i believe that people should have the right to state how they feel, but when you state stuff as fact and it's not fact or
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it's not what could be is a are the positived, there has to be some type of for lack of a better word punishment. >> reporter: deitz award his first victory. take down any comments about theft and legal action. >> if we need to we will appeal to make sure that people are not afraid to speak out. >> reporter: the court still must decide whether there are grounds for a defamation case. for cbs "this morning," chip reid washington. cbs news legal analyst jack ford joins us. how can you prove defamation? >> here's what defamation is for people to understand the desks, if you will. our constitution right to free speech is not absolute. there are limitations on it. for instance, the classic one, you can't falsely yell fire in a crowded theater. falsely yell it. because obviously, you can expose people to damage. what you can offer up is your opinion about things. as long as it's clearly an opinion. what you can't do this is where you get into defamation.
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you can't make a false statement of fact that damages somebody's reputation. so if i wanted to say, a situation similar to this i was just not at all happy with the work that my contractor did. that's okay. that's my opinion. but if i say, i was not at all happy with the work that my contractor did and by the way my contractor is an embezzler. okay? now i've made it sound like -- or he sol jewelry or even make the argument saying he damaged my house. now you're making a statement of fact. now, the law also says truth is an absolute defense. so if somebody did damage your house or somebody is an embezzler, then you're okay. even though it damages their reputation, as long as it's true, it's okay. the classic thing to remember is, a false statement of fact that damages somebody's reputation. >> an opinion. >> reviews are really important online when buying stuff on ebay, when looking for a contractor, anybody on angie's list. so if you were going to post something about someone, you recommend, look it wasn't that great of a job? >> right.
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the internet is still kind of the wild west. you know tradition news organizations, we have editorial processes we follow. reliable sources, fact checking even though you have the right to the do it is it the right thing to do? if you're going online everybody uses this goes and does research first before they buy stuff. make sure you're doing it in terms of a genuine opinion on your part. the other thing, don't cloak a statement of fact say, it's my opinion. it's my opinion he damaged my house. it's my opinion this person is a serial killer. you say the word opinion, doesn't mean it's no longer a statement of fact. the thing to be careful about. statement of fact that's false and damages the reputation. >> jack all right. >> a number of defamation of cases. >> people are starting to say, how do i defend myself, and that's why you're seeing this happen more often than not. >> more free legal advice jack ford, thank you. learning about a promising new treatment for alzheimer's disease. we'll ask a researcher why putting a pacemaker in the brain maybe work wonders. that's next on cbs "this morning."
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the year's almost over. it's reported in 2012 a record number of people named their babies after apple products. it's true. yes. the perfect way to tell your newborn child we're planning to replace you in six months. >> usually replace your apple products after six months to a year. right? >> exactly. a new one i wanted. >> exactly. exactly. there is some promising news this morning in the fight against alzheimer's disease. it involves the use of a pacemaker for the brain. the same device that helped tens of thousands of patients with parkinson's disease. >> dr. paul rosenberg is an alzheimer's specialist at johns hopkins university part of the first clinical trial of this treatment in the united states. welcome. >> thanks for having me. >> tell me ow this works.
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>> you put two wires in the brain, in the part of the brain we know is involved in memory. the wires are attached to it looks like a pacemaker. a little battery that sits under your shoulder blade and it puts electricity through these wires. these wires run along the natural wires of the brain, which feeds your memory and they actually stimulate those parts of the brain. >> similar to what we do in deep brain stimulation with parkinsons? >> exactly. the equipment is the same surgery similar, it's just a different part of the brain and based on what we know about memory circuits in the brain. >> what have the results been? >> there was a pilot, charlie in canada of six patients. they did somewhat better in terms of their memory. they did great in terms of their brain metabolism. and in alzheimer's disease you usually go downhill and these folks actually increased a little bit. >> did you go for this approach because chemicals were not working?
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those kinds of applications did not work for alzheimer's? >> i would say this can go along with the kinds of chemical treatments we're doing. admit dltstedly this year a number of disappointing drug trials. we're not done with that. this is a different mechanism. >> any negative -- >> small risks of surgery. >> infection, things like that along with surgery? >> exactly. >> how invasive? how expensive is it? >> pretty expensive. i think it costs $50,000 to $100,000 for insurance. it's not that invasive. they drill a couple of holes in the skull and patch the wires in, and actually a lot less than you think it might be. >> i know you say not that invasive, but drilling holes in the sk
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all right. we have plenty of clouds around the bay area. the good news is no rain and no rain expected throughout the day today. and probably for the foreseeable future as we are catching a break in the storm. we have low clouds and fog outside now but looks like we are going to stay dry and becoming partly cloudy into the afternoon. that means we'll sneak a little sunshine in there. 50s and low 60s. a little cool outside. next couple of days, it is going to stay dry. warmer though, towards sunday. young, new artists dominate this year's gramm
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this is kind of scary, you guys. anderson cooper is fine now but said while filming a segment for "60 minutes" he got a sun burn on his eye balls and was temporarily blind. either that or anderson cooper is terrible at faking a sick day. oh, yeah. i got a sunburn -- my eye balls. i can't make it to work -- bye. >> not a sick day. serious. >> might be blind. >> for 36 hours. >> yeah. we're glad to see that anderson
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cooper is doing well this morning. he's going to join us. he lost his eye sight for a day and a half.
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in a pennsylvania town that's seen economic hard 49ers stadiu >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. the santa clara 49ers stadium continues to take shape with another big moment planned today. a topping out ceremony is scheduled as the construction crew installed the uppermost structural steel beam. the team says the stadium project is still on time and
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should open for the 2014 nfl season. police say drugs or alcohol may be to blame for a car accident that turned a san francisco fire hydrant into a giant fountain. this morning's mishap blocked the intersection of folsom and essex streets for hours. police say the driver failed to stop for officers before hitting the hydrant and a building. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment.
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good morning. 280 brake lights due to an accident near 92 involved an overturned truck on the right shoulder but debris in the right lane traffic slow anyway along 101. off the eastshore freeway we have our mobile5 unit in an a.c. transit bus westbound 80 loaded towards the bay bridge. metering lights are on on the bay bridge. >> storm clouds moved by. a lot of clouds left behind
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♪ it is 8:00 a.m. welcome back to "cbs this morning." the duchess of cambridge's hospital stay is over, and we'll tell you why this could be the last time we see her for a while. and anderson cooper went to portugal for "60 minutes," and he got blinded by the light. we'll talk about that and also what he thinks of john travolta
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and olivia newton john reuniting. but first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. the russian foreign minister says that the assad government assures them that the reports that syria is readying chemical weapons are rumors. >> sources tell cbs news the united states has detected signs that the syrian government is preparing chemical weapons for possible use. president obama spoke on the phone with house speaker john boehner on wednesday, while his treasury secretary said the white house is, in fact, ready to go straight over the fiscal cliff. >> if you're really going to be serious about deficit reduction, it can't just be about taxes. it has to be about spending cuts, too. prince william's wife catherine is out of the hospital after treatment for acute morning sickness. >> reporter: we were told from the beginning that this hospital stay would last 18 days and that's exactly what it turned out to be. software developer john mcafee is no longer a fugitive, arrested in guatemala a month after his neighbor in belize was murdered. the creators of cell phone technology pinpointed mcafee's location. police didn't know where he was.
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>> reporter: now that marijuana is legal here in washington, the state is going to start collecting taxes on it. >> "gangnam style." >> there is no one in political life funnier than alan simpson. >> mayor michael bloomberg announced that new york will hold a contest to redesign the city's pay phones. yeah. the top prize, a brand-new walkman. >> announcer: the "eye opener" at 8:00 is brought to you by the aarp. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. this morning, prince william's wife, catherine, is back home in london after three days in the hospital. >> the pregnant duchess of cambridge was being treated for an acute form of morning sickness. mark phillips is outside king edwards vii hospital in london. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. normally, a royal baby gets this kind of attention when it's born. this one only had to be conceived. the duchess did leave the hospital today after three days inside where she was treated for acute morning sickness.
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as she and prince william left, she was asked how she felt. she said much better, yelling across the street to reporters who have been gathered here in the cold for that period of time. the couple are heading back to their london residence at kensington palace, where the duchess will stay for a period of rest, we're told. it's very unlikely that we'll see her over the next few days, anyway. her weekend events have been canceled. we'll see how she's feeling next week before we see her out and about again. charlie an norah? >> mark phillips, thank you. the grammy awards usually honor musical royalty, but young, up-and-coming artists dominated this year's nominations. they were announced last night during a very big show in nashville. >> live from nashville, it's the grammy nominations concert. ♪ ♪ ♪ tonight, we are young ♪
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♪, so, we set the world on fire we can burn brighter ♪ ♪ than the sun ♪ ♪ uh ♪ ♪ why you've got to be so mean ♪ >> they were great together. joe levy, editor of "billboard" magazine, is here to bring us up to date. i love taylor swift and ll cool j together. unexpected to me. >> it was a little unexpected. who knew that taylor had this gift for light improv comedy? we thought she was just a singer and a songwriter. >> yes, and it was in nashville. that was different. >> it was different. this was a big move for the grammys. they've done this nomination concert before, but they blew it out. a big auditorium, huge concert, more music, fewer nominations. it was fun. >> the young, young is the headline. >> young is the headline, isn't it, though? fun, "we are young," fun, new band nominated in all four of
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the major categories and "we are young" is their song and it is the theme of these grammy nominations. lionel richie had a good record, one of the biggest selling records of the year this year, shut out. bob dylan had a good record. no nominations. >> how about jay-z and kanye west? >> kanye west and jay-z, six nominations each, but not in the major categories. they're the old guard now. >> but how is it bruce springsteen, with that new album that came out, is not nominated for a major award? >> i know you're outraged over this. i know you are. >> outraged i tell you, outraged! you heard the album! >> because the grammy organization and the voters want to get with what's happening right now. and so, it's been a big tent for them for a long time. there are 81 categories. there's just too much, and they want to focus on what's happening right now, and they have, and they've done it pretty successfully. this is a good list of major nominations. >> so, what about the women? that was also a headline last night. why so few female artists? >> album of the year, no nominations for women in album f the year, and i'm a little surprised.
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there were a couple of my favorite records, fiona apple, pink, very good records, different kind of records, and no nominations for album of the year. all guys. and it is a little bit of a surprise, especially because the pop charts have been dominated by women for the last few years. >> so, why do you think that is? >> well, i think for one thing, people look to katy perry and rihanna as singles artists, not albums artists, and they've been nominated so much in the past
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anderson cooper has certainly had a few close calls in his career. one of the scariest happened last week. he lost his eyesight during a "60 minutes" story. we'll talk to him about that and so much more, but he's here today, looking pretty good, anderson cooper, coming up next. show us those baby blues. coming up next on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by aarp, fighting to keep medicare and social security strong for generations to come. edicare and social security strong for generations to come. social security strong your generations to come. talk about the options on the... table
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>> that's very scary stuff with your eyes. what exactly happened to you? >> i was on assignment for "60 minutes," and i'm in portugal in a beautiful spot doing a story on the water. and it was a windy day. i was only on the water for like two hours, it was an overcast day, and i burned my eyeballs. i didn't even know this was possible, but i woke up that night, like eight hours later, with excruciating pain, and i couldn't see. >> is it because your eyes are blue? i'm not trying to be funny, but i've heard it happens -- >> subsequently i read people are lighter eyes have a greater issue with this but you can burn your eyes just like you can burn your skin. >> what did you do to burn your eyes? >> i don't know. i don't think i did anything different. i was on a crew team in college, i was on the water every day of my life. i don't know if it's because i am older or because -- the doctors said because it was really windy, might have had something to do with that but the uv light bouncing off water, same thing that happens with snow blindness. people on snow sometimes this happens, and it burns your eyeballs, and it feels like -- i
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mean, i didn't know what it was for hours. it feels like you have sand in yours eyes and that's what i thought i had. >> yeah. >> did you see your career flash before your eyes? >> i did. i was in the middle of the night when i woke up in excruciating pain and i couldn't see, and i'm thinking jeff zucker has just taken over cnn. i haven't even met with the guy, i'm going to be blind. >> you're blind, yes. >> how am i going to adapt? at like 1:00 a.m., you know, i was, like, you know, your mind starts to play tricks with you, and -- >> it's much tougher to dodge bullets when you're blind. >> yeah, and i literally could not see my hand in front of my face. it was like all -- >> did you have on sunglasses, anderson? >> no, i don't like wearing sunglasses, that's the thing. so now i have to wear sunglasses all the time, yeah. >> small price to pay, i'd say. >> we've just discovered this amazing thing about anderson. he does not know as much about music in the segment we just had, as we might have imagined you'd know. >> i really know nothing about music music. >> we think about you as the king of pop culture as well as a war correspondent. >> i don't want to let you down but yeah no music was just --
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i didn't grow up listening to music. >> what do you do when you work out? >> i listen to like rihanna and up-tempo dance music and stuff, but honestly, my assistant puts it on my ipod for me because i don't even really know how to do that. >> this amazes me because i'm not that tech-savvy, but i downloaded my music and i was recently playing it and my friend goes, who did this? i was like, i did it myself. >> all by myself. >> all by myself! >> i just got apple tv, which the greatest -- >> it's cool. >> you just got apple tv? [ laughter ] >> when charlie rose says to you, you just got a piece of technology, you know that's bad. charlie, you're head of the curve. >> charlie, wait, wait, do you have apple tv? >> do you have apple tv? >> yes! >> you do? >> i've had it for years. >> what is apple tv? >> apple tv will change your life. >> i don't have it either. >> exactly right. >> it is the greatest thing. i don't watch regular tv anymore. >> i wouldn't go that far. >> and the geniuses at apple, the remote is the most intuitive, most -- >> absolutely. >> -- simple remote. >> i've heard that. >> i've got a remote that's like a nasa computer i don't know how to use, but this apple tv remote has two buttons and does everything. >> it's so inexpensive, i can afford to buy it for both of
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you. >> it's 100 bucks or something. >> exactly right. >> and it's amazing. you can connect to netflix. it's great. >> but before we leave this tell me what you think, what changes might be coming at cnn? in other words, what's the challenge for cnn? >> i don't know. i think cnn has a great brand and is a great place and has really dedicated journalists. and like cbs, there's not a lot of places that, you know, have journalists working out on the field, and cbs is one of them, and cnn is, you know, the place is expanding with euros and that's important us to and that's in our dna. >> i worked for jeff zucker for many years. he said in taking over cnn that he wants to have more passion. do you think you can meet that bill? >> i think he has. >> i certainly hope so. i certainly hope so. look, there's a lot of passionate people there, and i think we've always done well when things are happening and it's in the slower times that we've run into problems. and you know, i hope we figure it all out. >> yeah. >> there's a big story in new york with the photographer who didn't help the man who
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ultimately was killed on the subway. and i know anderson you've been in predicaments where you can see something happening, you're working on the story. you recently had something that happened to you. with a little boy. >> oh, in haiti, yeah. i mean, that was an incident where somebody threw a concrete block on to a little boy in haiti and opened up his skull and he was bleeding from the head, and everyone was running away from him. and it was interesting because i initially started running toward him to take the picture, and i took like two steps and i continued running, and then i thought, this is ridiculous to take a picture. i don't need to take a picture and i went and grabbed the kid and ran with him, and i don't want to make a big deal of it or anything, but yeah, it was an incidence where i felt it was more important to get involved to help this person than to take a picture. >> did you think what you were exposed to in gaza was more precarious than other situations you'd been in? >> no, i didn't, honestly, because i think there were targeted strikes. i mean, you know, look, missiles are blunt instruments, and innocent people get killed in
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them, but israel, it's not indiscriminate shelling. sarajevo, in the siege of sarajevo where i was, that was indiscriminate shelling. mortars would land you had no idea where they would land. if you were in the towns, you had no idea where hamas rockets were going to land. >> nor do the hamas. >> well, yes. at least there is a general idea that there is targeting involved. now, you may not know who else is in your building, and that's the danger. i mean, we're operating in a building, and who knows if hamas has an office on the lower floor? but look, i watched israel put three rockets into the second floor of a building. they didn't destroy the entire building. they hit what they thought was their target on the second floor. so, i was worried in that i didn't know who else was around me and could there be a rocket-launching site right next door to me or in the office below me? absolutely. but it was not the kind of fear of indiscriminate shelling in syria, where bashar al assad is shelling his own people.
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>> the other big story is princess kate. have you heard, she's pregnant? >> i have heard that. i've heard she's in the hospital, too. >> there's a big name game. i suggested shonteri and wykeba, >> oh, really? >> two names i actually do know two people i know. >> two names high on the list of the royal family. >> have you given thought to a name? >> i haven't given it a moment's thought, but i should. >> here's what i want from you. john travolta released a video yesterday. >> oh, yes, i know i've seen it. >> have you seen it? >> i have absolutely seen it. >> can we show a little bit of the video and i want to get your take on what you think about it. here's john travolta, olivia newton john, his co-star from "greece," yeah. ♪ i'm coming home tonight ♪ >> i find it weird on so many levels. >> do you? >> yes. i mean look i wish him the best and i don't know the guy. i'm sure he's a lovely person and stuff, but i don't know, there's something going on. i don't know, there's a lot going on. >> i so disagree. we were talking about this -- >> you like it? >> i do. i think it's great between the two -- >> you're sucking up to john travolta because you hang out.
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>> no, i'm not sucking up, for the love of god. i think it's really cute, the two of them together. >> sure. okay. >> okay, all right. >> that's your story and you're sticking with it. >> i am. >> i haven't seen this. is this on a plane? >> well, you know, he's landing his plane, charlie -- >> landing the plane, they're reunited. >> oh, okay. >> and she's like a lovely lady and he's like a nice guy. i wish him nothing but the best and i hope it's a huge success. i've got no dog in the fight. >> anderson. >> as i said, what do i know about music? >> there you go. >> we're glad your sight has returned. >> i'm glad my sight has returned so i can see that music video. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> one of the blessings of having sight. >> they want me to wrap, wrap, wrap it up. we'll continue the discussion after the break. we'll be right back. we'll continue the discussion after the break. we'll be right back.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning. 8:25 your time. i'm frank mallicoat. get you caught up with some bay area headlines now. the dungeness crab season just got started last month and already the boats are not leaving port. crabbers are on strike today in the dispute over prices. they were getting $3 a pound but the demand is dropping and
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fish brokers may cut the price down to $1.80. san francisco supervisors are considering a pilot program to allow some police officers to carry tasers. a board committee meets about this, this morning. the coalition on homelessness plans to protest by the way. it says the introduction of tasers increases deaths at the hands of cops. san jose police are asking for witnesses on a deadly hit- and-run accident last night on the east side at white and quimby. police say a van or suv struck a man who was crossing the street. the victim died at the hospital. san jose police would love to hear from you if you have any information. traffic and weather coming up.
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good morning. lots of company on our bay area bridges it morning. brake lights at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are on backed up to the maze. richmond/san rafael bridge, acciden in lanes to marin county metal debris in lanes causing a backup. past the accident not too much of a problem although 101 is a little slow-and-go in the area. elsewhere, coming off the eastshore freeway, looks like we are seeing stop and go conditions at the bay bridge. >> a lot of clouds around the bay area no rain today finally catching a break. low clouds and thick fog in parts of the bay area. looking toward mount diablo
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can't see it because of the low clouds. and we are going to see more of that break up toward the afternoon. high pressure going to be sneaking in here the next couple of days. that means we are going to see some nice weather ahead. temperatures today a little cool. some 50s and some low 60s. next couple of days though beginning to heat up offshore winds temperatures moving well into the 60s on sunday and monday.
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welcome back to cbs "this morning." boeing's new 787 dream liner is often called the airplane of the future. at mark strassmann reports, the ride continues to be a little bumpy. >> reporter: when the united airlines became the first carrier to add the boeing 787 to
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its fleet last month it looked like clear skies ahead for the next generation aircraft. this week a pair of setbacks as one plane was forced to make an emergency landing in new orleans and the federal aviation administration issued an order all 787s be inspected for fuel leaks. >> every 787 mp manufactured will have problems in its initial production. >> reporter: united says the emergency landing in new orleans tuesday was caused by the failure of one of six generators, and the 787 never lost power. the generator has been replaced and additional tests carried out before the plane is returned to service. united also said that it's checked all three dream liners for fuel leaks and no problems were found. the dream liner was designed to make a revolutionary plane. it's made of composite materials that make it lighter and more fuel-efficient than traditional
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jetliners. >> an aircraft with tremendous engineering, research development has gone into, and it is a safe aircraft. tremendous redundancy a very advanced aircraft. >> reporter: but the pathway to the futchure has not been ea. delays and issues with the plane the engine. for cbs "this morning," mark strassmann new orleans. cbs news editor peter greenberg has flown on the 787. peter, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> when you think of this plane, are we looking at compounding issues that have a larger story? >> well there are always going to be growing pains and trying to fit the little things when a new plane is delivered. three-year delay caused by not delivering the right kind of parts on time. the first problem. then an engine disintegrated on a test panelane and now this electrical problem. bound to happen.
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the thing significant to report in this case when they reported the fuel leak problem, part of the problem, why the faa issued that air directive, the operator to boeing, boeing reported to the faa and issued the director, got to inspect all the planes. with the electrical problem yesterday, the pilots did the right thing. learned their lesson from swiss air flight 111 many years ago when the pilots had an electrical problem on that flight tried to troubleshoot it in the air. lost precious time and then the plane. in this situation, a sophisticated airplane with all the instruments in cockpit, an alarm, do the first thing you can, put the plane on the ground at the nearest possible airport and that's what they did. >> how safe do you feel they are? cutting edge safety? >> i do. done a lot of testing. i've flown it. pressurize the 5,000.
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we're used to 8,000. you feel a lot better. >> how many of the 787s are in use? >> only 38 delivered. united airlines only hall three. the largest customer in the united states. 50 onrdrder. a big, big love affair with this plane, as do many other airlines. it's big. because they were so late in being delivered boeing only manufacturers 3 1/2 a month, trying to wrap up the production line to do five a month. wrap it up not doing the proper oversight? and that remains to be seen. the air directive order is a good thing the faa did it. inspecting it. only three in service in the united states and all done by united right now. >> do you like these kind of planes, gayle? >> i like them. most attractive tvs in the back of the seat. >> the most attractive thing on these planes are the windows. the normal airplane window is small. these windows are large and tint
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automatically. a really cool thing getting in the plane. make as big difference. >> i'm with gayle. i like the tv. >> and wi-fi. >> right. >> we know about you and wi-fi, charlie. >> and peter, did you know charlie has apple tv? just saying. he's ahead of the curve. thank you, peter greenberg. thank you very much. daniel ek is not even 30 but he created his first web company 158 year years ago's there he is in the black shirt. ask him about his music streaming site and the future
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there's a senate vote tomorrow on united nations disabilities treaty. >> approved by 126 countries, would promote equal rights and better treatment for the disabled. unavailable and unifying. this proposal could not be matched. even current rivals put aside their differences for it.
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>> senator mccain -- >> thank you very much, mr. secretary. >> ah? a little good natured ribbing. i'm sure kerry had a comeback. >> thank you very much, mr. president. >> mccain teased you about a job you might get, and -- you hit him with the failure of his life. it's like -- it's like mccain nudged him in the ribs. mccain nudged kerry in the ribs. uh-huh mr. secretary. kerry turned around and stabbed him in the back. became an auntentrepreneur at 14. daniel ek. listen to music, share it for free. more than 15 million users and 18 million songs. daniel ek joins us now. welcome. >> thank you very much. >> how do you characterize the musical application?
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social media? what is it? >> it's really a music app, but music, we think music is the most social thing there is. so it's probably a bit of both. >> you need to tell that to anderson cooper. >> yeah. >> but you know, you have been described, daniel ek as the music man. named one of the top 100s most influential, one of the most important men in music. what daniel recognized best is that if you make paying for songs easier than stealing them people will pay, this by ashton kutcher. >> one of the most precious commodities we have is our time. if we make it convenient for people to do things i think there's a huge market in that for pretty much everything. >> the thing that's cool you can share it with your friends. i hear that's one of the best things about it. >> yeah. that's always been something really, really huge when it comes to music.
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you want to share music with your friends. we've all, you know back in the day, gone over to each other's houses and checked out each other's record collections, and now you can do it pretty much with two clicks on your computer. >> what's the most exciting thing happening in this arena for you today? the broad arena of social media, digital revolution where we're going, mobile, all that. >> right. well, you're exactly right. there's two supertrends really right now and one is social. more and more people are coming on to social media, whether it's facebook or twitter or even now instagram, and more and more media really is becoming social. the other one is that we're getting more and more computer software. phones are becoming computers, and we have these phones with us all the time. they're bringing us notification about what's going on in the world with our friends, and we are exchanging sort of realtime events with them photos music, you know videos et cetera. so it's just a really exciting
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time. >> beyond music and photos, what's the most amazing application that you've seen in the last month? >> oh. it's probably this app called up, which is basically a bracelet you can wear. and what it does it allows you to sort of track your physical activity. so how much you've walked. how many calories you burned et cetera. definitely something i could use. >> yeah. what would you say, though about the music industry? how they feel about spotify? i first heard about your company two years ago from the music industry executive, who shall remain nameless mike tyler, who said to me this is really the wave of the future. because i was thinking but won't it hurt the music industry? >> well i think again, you know, the music industry because music is the most social object, it was probably one of the ones that was hit hardest of all media types when it comes to piracy. so you know, a lot -- the music
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industry back in the year 2000 was actually about a $45 billion industry, and now it's about $15 billion. it's one-third of where it used to be, but at the same time people are consuming more music now than ever before. >> yes. >> so it's pretty clear that there's something wrong here. and what's wrong is that people are listening to music illegally. what we're doing is taking them from illegal, an illegal service and -- >> what's happening to pandora? >> well i'm sure pandora is doing well. i don't know what's happening to their stock price. >> you're saying the company is good? >> yeah. i think a lot of people are still listening to pandora. >> everybody looks to this question. there is apple. there is facebook. there is google. >> uh-huh. >> and there is one more. and there's this competition. is that where the game is in the digital revolution? what happens between those four companies? >> well, i definitely think those four companies are sort of
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very much affecting the whole sort of digital landscape, but there's a lot of other companies out there that are making meaningful impacts. you guys had mark pink its onits on yesterday. >> you watched. >> yes, i watched. for gaming we're for music, and netflix for video. many other companies are doing many things as well. >> you saw the gangnam-style guy, getting reportedly $8 million from youtube, and the itunes it down load. what does that say about the future, do you think, of the music industry? they can get $8 million from youtube? >> i think it's great, because all of these sources of revenue just means we're going to get the music industry back to growth again. >> daniel thank you so much. >> thank you. >> you can visit cbs "this morning."com to subscribe to our spotify play list. >> were she some good one on there, too. have you ever wanted to jump off of a bridge? not lately.
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more people than ever are taking up something youcalled tandem base jumping. why anyone in their right mind would want to do this. coming up next on cbs "this morning."
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jumping off of a bridge a building or a cliff is one of the most dangerous sports there is and that's why this man wants to do it. starting to become more
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mainstream in the sport of tandem jumping. a new way of risking your neck. >> 2012 becomewelcome. who's ready to do base jumping? >> reporter: one saturday every fall the new river gorge bridge in fayetteville west virginia transforms into a human launch pad. it's known as bridge day. the largest event in the world dedicated to a sport that defines the word "extreme." >> bridge day is not safe. basically the best way to describe it. that's what makes it so cool. 450 jumpers from 41 states and 10 countries. an amazing event. >> reporter: it's illegal in most of country. a free-fall parachuted jump off
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a fixed object. the jump must be from antenna, span from the earth itself. the length of free fall make it the dangerous younger cousin to skydiving. mark kittner has been jumping out of planes and off objects since the '90s and says although the ladder is moretter is more intense, it's more serene. >> the wind's rushing. versus space, you're standing on the edge. it's completely quiet. there's no motion. you're just really one with yourself and the object that you're on and so you're stepping off into nothing. >> reporter: very few people have ever had that sensation, because it takes a lot of time and money. in those places you're required
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to have at least 100 certified solo skydives before you make a solo base jump. but recently, that's all changed. >> one, two -- >> ah! >> reporter: two years ago, he founded the first-ever tandem base jumping company in twin falls, idaho. >> did research and started doing it. >> reporter: for just $400 anyone can be strapped to an instructor and leap off a perfectly good bridge. >> bridge day, pretty exciting. you guys ready? >> yep. >> reporter: and for the second year in a row, base jumping's biggest day offering a tandem experience to any adrenaline-hungry novelist. >> what made you decide to jump off a bridge? >> reporter: ronny franklin heard about that option and didn't think twice.
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>> my wife had pancreatic cancer four years. four months before she died one night she rode and said i wish you would have went and i would have went with you. i'm just not going to lay there and wish i did something. i'm doing it. >> reporter: he's on his way to crossing off everything on his bubt bucket list. >> hang on and smile big. >> reporter: finally at age 68 he was ready and able. with his son and quite possibly his late wife looking on -- >> ready? >> reporter: ronny bravely shimmied up to the edge. >> base jump. clear to base jump. three, two, one, zero. >> whew! >> reporter: only al few seconds of free-fall -- >> okay. let's do it. land in the water. >> reporter: in the rough landing, it was everything he dreamt. >> it was fantastic. perfect.
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>> now everybody who wants to fly like a bird is able to come and do that. >> reporter: proponents of base jumping hope the new tandem trend may open doors to the sport in general and point to tandem skydiving as the reason why. in the 1980s, skydiving was reserved for extreme daredevils only. when it was perfected, the sport took off. today more than half a million tandem jumps in the u.s. alone. >> something like skate boarding was in the '70s. look how well it's accepted. yeah. we'll be there some day. >> reporter: so far only al few hundred people across the country signed up to par pr take in partake in one of the world's most dangerous sports. >> three, two, one -- zero! >> oh, my -- >> reporter: but if all the reviews are similar to this -- >> that's awesome! >> reporter: the risks may be well worth the reward.
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>> i love you, honey! >> oh man. >> that's nice. alex is here at the table. i'm wondering if those who love and care for you know you do this? >> i tell my mom after. >> you looked like you hit the ground hard there? >> it's a very dangerous sport. the main thing, you only have a few seconds. not much reaction time. skydiving, 45 seconds if something goes wrong. here, not much. also winds can pick up. people jumping off cliffs and stuff like that can get pushed against that. >> even though doing it in tandem with somebody who's done it many many times. >> yes. with tandem base out of twin falls, idaho, they're only jumping off bridges. that's the safest place. if you are tandem jumping, that's the safest place to do it. >> charlie, when are you going to do it? >> next year. a question to be answered how safe, how thrilling and how
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hard? >> it was thrilling. exciting. also a lot of fear. you come up on that edge it's over 800 feet. it's really not that difficult. >> what have you done that's more fun? >> that's a tough one. that's a tough one. i have skydived large bungee jumps. there's something about the fact, the danger factor in there -- >> i'm glad you're all right. glad you're all right. up next your local news.
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mallicoat, with your c-b-s five headlines... police say drugs or alcohol may be to blame for a broken hydrant th good morning. 8:55 your time. i'm frank mallicoat with your cbs 5 headlines on this towers. police say drugs or alcohol may be to blame for a broken hydrant that blocked streets in san francisco. officers say the drive refused to pull over for a traffic stop before slamming into a building and eventually into that fire
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hydrant. "fresh & easy" markets may be closing bay area stores. they employ 500 people in the area. they are reviewing the business and perhaps selling stores. lawyers for samsung and apple will be back in san jose federal court today. samsung wants the court to overturn a $1 billion jury verdict in a patent case that determined samsung stole some iphone and ipad designs. >> we have a football game in the bay area. here's the big raider fan with the weather. >> i don't know about the game. but we'll see dry conditions around the bay area. looking toward the golden gate the skies trying to break a little. looks like the storm clouds have left. dry around the bay area this afternoon the temperatures cool in the 50s and 60s with partly cloudy skies. next couple of days, we are going to keep it nice and dry
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through the weekend. temperatures moving into the mid- to upper 60s as we head into sunday and monday. staying dry through the next few days. we'll have your "timesaver traffic" coming up.
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starting off 101 peninsula southbound at shoreline reports of an accident blocking lanes, traffic slow-and-go in both directions. northbound especially out of san jose. eastbound 80 at gilman an accident blocking lanes. westbound slow away from highway 4. stop and go towards the bay bridge toll plaza.
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